European Football Championship 1996 / Italy - Fußball-Europameisterschaft 2000/Italien

This article covers the Italian national team at the 1996 European Football Championship .

qualification

Pl. Land Sp. S U N Tore Diff. Points
1. CroatiaCroatia Croatia 10 7 2 1 022:500 +17 23
2. ItalyItaly Italy 10 7 2 1 020:600 +14 23
3. Lithuania 1989Lithuania Lithuania 10 5 1 4 013:120 +1 16
4. UkraineUkraine Ukraine 10 4 1 5 011:150 −4 13
5. SloveniaSlovenia Slovenia 10 3 2 5 013:130 ±0 11
6. EstoniaEstonia Estonia 10 0 0 10 003:310 −28 00

Game results

07.09.1994 Slovenia - Italy 1:1 (1:1)
08.10.1994 Estonia - Italy 0:2 (0:1)
16.11.1994 Italy - Croatia 1:2 (0:1)
25.03.1995 Italy - Estonia 4:1 (1:0)
29.03.1995 Ukraine - Italy 0:2 (0:2)
26.04.1995 Lithuania - Italy 0:1 (0:1)
06.09.1995 Italy - Slovenia 1:0 (1:0)
08.10.1995 Croatia - Italy 1:1 (0:1)
11.11.1995 Italy - Ukraine 3:1 (1:1)
15.11.1995 Italy - Lithuania 4:0 (0:0)

Italian contingent

No. Name Club before the start of the European Championship birthday Games Tore Yellow card.svg Yellowred card.svg Red card.svg
goalkeeper
1 Angelo Peruzzi ItalyItaly Juventus Turin 16.02.1970 3 0 0 0 0
12 Francesco Toldo ItalyItaly AC Florence 02.12.1971 0 0 0 0 0
22 Luca Bucci ItalyItaly AC Parma 13.03.1969 0 0 0 0 0
Defender
2 Luigi Apolloni ItalyItaly AC Parma 02.05.1967 2 0 0 1 0
3 Paolo Maldini (C)Captain of the crew ItalyItaly AC Milan 26.06.1968 3 0 0 0 0
4 Amedeo Carboni ItalyItaly AS Rom 06.04.1965 2 0 0 0 0
5 Alessandro Costacurta ItalyItaly AC Milan 24.04.1966 3 0 0 0 0
6 Alessandro Nesta ItalyItaly Lazio Rom 19.03.1976 0 0 0 0 0
8 Roberto Mussi ItalyItaly AC Parma 25.08.1963 3 0 0 0 0
9 Moreno Torricelli ItalyItaly Juventus Turin 23.01.1970 1 0 0 0 0
midfield player
7 Roberto Donadoni ItalyItaly AC Milan 09.09.1963 3 0 1 0 0
10 Demetrio Albertini ItalyItaly AC Milan 23.08.1971 3 0 1 0 0
11 Dino Baggio ItalyItaly AC Parma 24.07.1971 1 0 0 0 0
13 Fabio Rossitto ItalyItaly Udinese Calcio 21.09.1971 0 0 0 0 0
15 Angelo Di Livio ItalyItaly Juventus Turin 26.07.1966 2 0 0 0 0
16 Roberto Di Matteo ItalyItaly Lazio Rom 29.05.1970 2 0 0 0 0
17 Diego Fuser ItalyItaly Lazio Rom 11.11.1968 3 0 1 0 0
striker
14 Alessandro Del Piero ItalyItaly Juventus Turin 09.11.1974 1 0 0 0 0
18 Pierluigi Casiraghi ItalyItaly Lazio Rom 04.03.1969 3 2 1 0 0
19 Enrico Chiesa ItalyItaly Sampdoria Genoa 29.12.1970 2 1 0 0 0
20 Fabrizio Ravanelli ItalyItaly Juventus Turin 11.12.1968 2 0 0 0 0
21 Gianfranco Zola ItalyItaly AC Parma 05.07.1966 3 0 0 0 0
Trainer
ItalyItaly Arrigo Sacchi 01.04.1946

Italian team matches

The vice world champion Italy was next to Germany as the favorite for the group victory. However, due to the defeat in the duel against the tied Czechs , Arrigo Sacchi's team surprisingly had to return home after the preliminary round.

Rang Land Sp. S U N Tore Diff Points
1 GermanyGermany Germany 3 2 1 0 5:0 +5 7
2 Czech RepublicCzech Republic Czech Republic 3 1 1 1 5:6 -1 4
3 ItalyItaly Italy 3 1 1 1 3:3 +0 4
4 RussiaRussia Russia 3 0 1 2 4:8 -4 1
For positions 2 and 3, the direct comparison is decisive.
11. Juni 1996 in Liverpool (Anfield)
Italy RussiaRussia Russia 2:1 (1:1)
14. Juni 1996 in Liverpool (Anfield)
Czech RepublicCzech Republic Czech Republic Italy 2:1 (2:1)
19. Juni 1996 in Manchester (Old Trafford)
Italy GermanyGermany Germany 0:0

In the first group game against Russia , Italy got off to a good start with a 2-1 win thanks to two goals from Pierluigi Casiraghi (5th and 52nd minute) and a goal from Ilja Zymbalar (21st minute). The second group game was sensationally lost against the Czechs with 1: 2. Pavel Nedvěd had put the underdog in the lead in the fifth minute, Enrico Chiesa equalized in the 18th minute. After Radek Bejbl took the Czech lead again in the 35th minute, the Italians failed to score.

In the third group game, the Italian selection would have needed a win with a two-goal difference to overtake Germany, who were already safely in the next round, and to be safely qualified for the quarter-finals. Despite a playful superiority, it was not possible to accommodate the ball in Andreas Köpke's goal . He held a penalty shot by Gianfranco Zola in the 9th minute and the game ended in a 0-0 draw. Since parallel the Czech Republic through a goal shortly before the final whistle by Vladimír Šmicerplayed a draw against Russia, the two national teams were tied on points. Although the Czechs had the worse goal difference, thanks to the 2-1 success they prevailed in a direct comparison and qualified for the quarter-finals.